Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building Bridges: A World Religions Program for 8th-9th Grades

Activity 6: Time Line

Activity time: 3 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Religions Time Line
  • Sticky notes and fine-point markers
  • World map or globe

Preparation for Activity

  • Display the time line where all participants will be able to see it.
  • Prepare three sticky notes that say "Unitarianism," "Universalism," and "Unitarian Universalism."

Description of Activity

The Religions Time Line is updated to add Unitarian Universalism.

Ask participants if they remember when Unitarianism started. When Universalism started? The date the Unitarian Universalist Association was created by merger? After youth respond, affirm these dates: Unitarianism, late 1700s; Universalism, 1700s; UUA merger 1961. Add the three sticky notes to the time line.

Invite a volunteer to locate the United States on the globe or map. Point out other places Unitarianism is practiced: Transylvania, Canada, India, Europe, and the Philippines.